June 30 (UPI) — Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Artie Burns was arrested Thursday in Miami Beach for driving on a suspended license.
Burns was driving an SUV with a suspended Florida license plate and was originally pulled over during a traffic stop, according to the police report. Burns was arrested and his vehicle was impounded. He was later released from police custody, according to Miami-Dade County Corrections records obtained by NFL.com.
Burns had more than $1,000 in unpaid tickets and didn’t show up for a mandatory court date, according to SlaterScoops.com.
ESPN reported that Burns was pulled over in a black 2016 Cadillac Escalade. He was released on Friday.
The Steelers have yet to comment on the incident.
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The University of Miami product was the No. 25 overall selection in the 2016 NFL Draft. He also attended Miami Northwestern High School. Burns turned 22-years-old last week.
He had 64 tackles, 14 passes defended and three interceptions in 16 games last season, starting three times for the Steelers.